Working for IHS as a Grad Nurse - page 2

I am about to graduate with my BSN in May 2010 and am very interested in working with the IHS. I have been in contact with at least one nurse recruiter but did not receive very useful information. I... Read More

  1. by   RPonicki
    Where are you? How long have you been there?
  2. by   RaineyRN
    @RPonicki- I am at the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority in Washington State. I've been here 6 months, and was hired as a new BSN RN. I'm a patient educator, work on the Diabetes team, have a hand in developing new protocols and patient education in the form of 1:1, PPP's, Teaching displays, and work on the Diabetes Team. I also work on the Medical Floor as a RN when needed, and to keep up skills. There, I triage, work with amazing Docs, and help stabalize patients for transport to the ED when needed. AMAZING job. Admittedly, not all facilities are like this one, but the biggest thing is... your job is what you make it. It's your choice to get angry at perceived injustices, or to get active, and impact them!

    Other facilities that you might look into are the Whiteriver Hospital, White River, Az, on the White Mountain Apache Reservation, the Sells Indian Hospital in Sells, Arizona. They are both rural facilities, Sells much more so!!

    Wherever you go, go with an open heart, and and open mind. It is NOT going to be like off-Rez facilities. You can't change that part, but you can make a positive impact if you're willing to work for it!!!
  3. by   79Tango
    Sells AZ, is looking for an RN traveler right now to work Inpatient Nights (medsurg). Hit me up if you want the agency that's recruiting for it, they are talking immediate start & will honor ANY state license.
  4. by   Rohan8
    79 Tango why do I get the feeling that you and I might work together
  5. by   Zen APRN
    Hi everyone,

    For those of you who said you work at Ft. Defiance are you still there? Do any of you have families and if so what was the experience like living on the rez with children?

    Thank you
  6. by   themoderngiant
    Your job sounds amazing, how did you find it?
  7. by   KnightGal
    Has anyone worked at Tuba City or Chinle in Arizona? Or anywhere in Montana? I will be graduating with my RN in May 2014. Thanks!